Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2946

Submersed aquatic (rooted); Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Uncommon in NC, rare in GA

Look for it in ponds, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

Aquatic

LEAVES:
Simple
Mostly alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Brownish
Bisexual
Calyx absent
Petals absent
4 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Olive/Reddish
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Alismatales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Potamogeton crispus   FAMILY Potamogetonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Potamogeton crispus   FAMILY Potamogetonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 022-01-003:
Potamogeton crispus   FAMILY Potamogetonaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Potamogeton crispus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Potamogeton crispus

 

COMMON NAME:
Curly Pondweed, Curled Pondweed, Curly-leaf Pondweed


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image of Potamogeton crispus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_pocr3_001_lvd

        

image of Potamogeton crispus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_pocr3_003_lvd

        

image of Potamogeton crispus

Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org    bug_5269050

Month Unknown        

This popular aquarium plant can form dense colonies of thick vegetation, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Potamogeton crispus

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5274005

Month Unknown        

Summer leaves tend to be reddish brown and curlier than fall leaves, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.

image of Potamogeton crispus

Graves Lovell, Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, Bugwood.org    bug_5400773

Month Unknown        AL

image of Potamogeton crispus

Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5447255

Month Unknown        

Easily recognized by the wavy edges of its flattened dark green 1-4" leaves, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control.


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